Male or female California Valley Quail

lydiagirl99

Songster
May 31, 2016
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Michigan (By The Thumb)
Hi ! I got these Quail probably about a week or 2 ago. I'm not sure how old they are so if you can't give me a gender maybe you can give me an age. This is just one quail out of my 5 . I have one quite a bit smaller than this and 1 quite a bit bigger than this. I can take more pictures if needed ! Thank you !

 

Ntsees

Songster
8 Years
Jul 27, 2012
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I think they said they were 2 years of age, wouldn't they be very old quail?
Years? I think lydiagirl99 said weeks. Besides, even without a given age, the feathering/plumage gives it away that they are still young. Adults never look like the ones in the posted pictures.
 

ChickenLegs13

Songster
6 Years
Sep 4, 2013
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Lower Alabama
The bird in the picture is small but looks fully feathered so appears to be around 5 weeks old. Check their breasts; if speckled-females. If reddish, then males.
 
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ChickenLegs13

Songster
6 Years
Sep 4, 2013
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Lower Alabama
Sorry, I missed that they were Valey Quail and my reply was for Cots. Disregard my previous post.
They look to be 3-4 weeks old.
The male will have a blackish face & head with pronounced white stripe with a bluish gray breast.
The female will be kinda subdued with a solid brown in the face, head & breast.
 

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